Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23rd

Here is the newsletter , I will post the pictures I took of our Olympic champs as soon as I get my other computer back from the computer Dr. for some odd reason my laptop would not allow me to import the pictures from"My Pictures" into the blog....
I received notice that former resident, Bob Richgruber passed away, Bobby said they were from Wisconsin

RVE CLUB MEETINGJudy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Began meeting with Pledge of Allegiance, singing of “God Bless America” & closed with club song.
Accompanist – Jan DeLashmit
Invocation – Bonnie Bryant “Story of Three Trees” & prayer
“God has a plan for you.”
Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague
Treasurer Report – John Geer
Welcome to new/returning residents and visitors.
Safe travels to anyone leaving for the cold country up north.
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis joined us
reporting rent for mobilehomes goes to $295 March 1. Don't forget Open House of homes offered for sale is March 7-8. They will have hot dogs & prizes; new buyers will receive incentives on rent. Website for Rio Valley Estates is riovalleyestates.com
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Donna Gabbert's blog is www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com
Properties report was by Ron Zoeller. who reported they're waiting on quotes incl. one from Mission Restaurant Supply, McAllen. Left side griddle has been blowing breaker, may need repair. Concerning front gate, they have quotes on 3x6 or 7 ft. red LED sign which would be programmable; or one like TV screen for more $$. Owners would pay half, or possibly more, toward sign. Sharon Barksdale asked us to consider warming cabinet. Brock suggested we not contact Health Dept. (some corporate parks have been nailed). Looking into someone to remove wax from floor & in kitchen. Question as to our need for 4 ft. table for dance, so noted. Question asked as to who pays for items such as the large trash bags, committee will check into this. Board members: Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – John Geer, Charlotte Therrien, Marge Rexroad.
All are invited to Monday dances. Last week 81 attended. Tonight Jim Staton plays. Chair Ron Talbert says Barnharts & Bensons will take your money tonight; Cochrans working the kitchen. Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost $5 pp. Free popcorn. Setups available.
Donna Perkins does greeting cards until end of April. Sign these in office area. Her phone number is 817-371-9730. If you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member, contact her. Cards this week went to: Carla Wahlers, death of husband Coke; Darlene/Jim Ales, death of sister; John/Dale Norris, death of sister.
Last Friday we enjoyed Bill J. Brooks . Chair Brock Laing announced this week you do not want to miss John Sager. He plays throughout the Rio Grande Valley & has won multiple “Best Male Vocalist” & “Entertainer of the Year” awards in the Valley. Here is your chance to see him right here in our park at only $7 pp. Come early to get a good seat. Come at
5 p.m. for potluck. Bring a dish to share & table service.
Color of Rain” is the FREE Thursday night movie, 7 p.m. Wondering, Brock, any chance we could watch video of Nancy Stokwisz's leap from airplane instead of Bugs Bunny? :-)
Ron & Kathy McAuley are chairing Saturday breakfasts in February. Come 7 - 8:30 a.m. Only $3 .. enjoy breakfast & visit with your friends.
A Memorial Service was held in Friendship Hall at ll o'clock this morning to remember Dorie Rosendahl, Nancy Argo chairing, & Tom Cassidy leading service. Thanks to them.
A little bird tole me it's Sandy Lenius's 39th Birthday today .. have a good one, Sandy!

Upcoming Events:
Feb. 24 – Nebraska breakfast, Jalisco's, 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 25 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 26 – All Park Breakfast, Fiesta Tex-Mex, 8 a.m.
Feb. 27 – Dave Allquist at hall to go over wellness tests, 1-3 p.m.
March 5 – Illinois Lunch, harold's Supper club, Donna, 11:30 a.m.
March 6 – Park Patio Sale, 8 a.m. - Noon
March 10 – Baked Potato Bar, 5 p.m. $5 pp tickets
March 12 – ROPA Style Show, 1 p.m. $1 to be paid at the door
March 19 – Soup of the Day, 5 p.m. $3 pp tickets
Election of Board Members to replace Ron Zoeller & Marge Rexroad (term of John Norris) will be held next Monday. Nominated were: Jerry McIninch & Mike Reiff for Properties; Paul DeLashmit & Daryl Henningsen for Finance. These are 3 year terms & begin October 1. Nominating chair was Ken Barnhart.

Please .. if you have items or announcements you wish printed in the weekly newsletter, give these IN WRITING to editor at #103 or at Monday meeting. Thanks.

Dave Johnson, #93, and Sharon Sprague, #244, have park directories for sale, $1.50 each. Write any changes on sheet in back of Friendship Hall. Change this week ..
Marvin/Mary Weeder #J-6 402-428-4915 (not 4916).

Here are some thank you's ..
Thank you for cards, thoughts & prayers on the death of our mother.” – Kay Henriksen, Nancy Stokwisz, Marvin
Lindley & family
Thank you to pie bakers & all helpers at last week's Flea Market” .. Lucy Johnson
Thank you to all who came to Mardi Gras; to all who dressed up & committee who worked so hard...Adrienne & Brock, Sharon, Lucy, Marilyn, Liz, Dale, Alice & Ron” ..
– Joyce & Gordon Amos
Olympics 2015 Wrap-UpThank you for all the help in the 500 tournament and the great cookies. 28 people participated. Rio Valley won 7 medals. We heard many compliments on the 500 tournament held at our park.”
For a total – 9 points, good for 8th place.
– Bob Kerkau, Olympic Chair
Park Olympic Winners were:
Texas Hold'em – Nancy Argo 2nd Place
Pitch – Sharon Bussinger, Margaret Davis 2nd Place
Bowling – Mary Lou Sirovy, Venita Lingle 3rd Place
Shuffleboard – LeRoy Larson, Dave Johnson 4th Place

Judi DeKoning has placed a tentative schedule of next year's activities/events on board in Friendship Hall. She asks that residents take a look at this, note any changes that need to be made, in particular weekly games, etc.

Come on Wednesday this week to Park Pizza Party, 11:30 a.m. at Peter Piper Pizza.
All are invited to Thursday breakfasts, 8:00 a.m. at Fiesta Tex-Mex (this is weekly get-together).
Nebraska breakfast will be tomorrow, Feb. 24, 8:30, at Jalisco's, 1501 N. Westgate across from Home Depot.
There will be Illinois Luncheon on Thursday, March 5, at Harold's Supper Club, 11:30 a.m. This is located on Bus. 83 in Donna. $9.95 buffet. There is sign up sheet in back of hall as they need to verify numbers. ?? contact Ron Zoeller/Donna Granath at #153.

Don't forget ice cream on Sunday afternoons, 2:30 p.m., says Marilyn Loutzenhiser. Root beer floats this week!

Dave Almquist will be here 9:30-11 on Feb. 27 to go over results from Wellness Testing. Rita Sutherland has distributed result sheets.

Baked Potato Bar tickets on sale, $5 ea. Dinner is March 10, 5 p.m. Will limit ticket sales to 200 persons.

Looking to March .. do you have items you wish to sell at the Patio Sale? We'll have our spring sale at the park on Friday, March 6. Get to sorting your valuable items!
Ladies .. attend or participate in the ROPA Style Show on March 12, 1 p.m. According to chair Judy Shively $1 will be paid at the door. Model ANY item, not just ROPA. It could be from garage or yard sale, anything you purchased “cheap”. Theme is “Hats”, there will be prize for best hat.
A committee is planning a Soup of the Day event, $3 pp gets you sample of 10 different kinds of soup! Dinner is March 19, 5 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Is anyone interested in information concerning “robotic surgery”? If so, Nancy Argo would line up someone to talk about this.
Don't forget Happy Hour at Friendship Hall every Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Bring snacks to share plus your choice of beverage.
These NEW projects were announced this morning ..
A barbecue grill will be built over the summer with Ken Barnhart currently working on plans. This will hold all the steaks, chicken, chops, ribs, brisket, whatever you could ever want to grill! More on this later.
Kathy Cochran announced she, hubby Dave and “a brother from another mother” will chair Hawaiian Luau on March 10, 2016. Looking forward to this!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb. 16th

We had a great Craft show.... this happens to be my tables. I understand they sold out all their home made pies and very little Sloppy Jo's left. It was fun meeting so many new folks who came to our craft sale Thursday.

Saw this on facebook today  I thought it was cute!

Today at the Monday morning meeting there was a Memorial Service for residents who passed away this past year.
The Mgrs. introduced the new Asst. Mgrs.Gordy and Denise Coopman.
cards sent this week were to Kay Henrikson and Nancy Stokwisz, Marvin/Doris Lindley, Mother died, Don Stockton Family, death of Don.
Breakfast this Saturday will be breakfast burritos, Ron and Kathy McAuley chairing.
Mardi Gras Party tomarrow! Flea market Feb. 20th

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9th


Valentines Day Scraps
Valentines Day greetings, scraps

More Online Greetings Cards at Goodlightscraps


What a gorgeous few day we have had. Love the "80's" temps. Nice to see folks enjoying the pool.
Our park owner was at the meeting this morning, Walter Piper. He encouraged folks to tell their friends about our nice park and invite them here. He said there would be an open house March 7th and 8th, serving hotdogs, coffee, soft drinks, beans, and cookie. Looking to put up another antenna for the Wi-fi. The new assistant mgrs. home will be near the front gate. there has been discussion about the size of dogs allowed in the park, he will check into this.
Properties still working on new counter top for the kitchen, and possibly a nicer sign at the entrance of the park.
Dance on Monday night is not very well attended, they need volunteers to help with the dances ,contact Ron Talbert.
Cards sent this week: Harvey and Anita Madsen, his Brother died, Chris Stephens, fractured upper arm, Mitze Hutchinson unable to come this Season, Billie and Bruce Wells, continuing with her Cancer treatments, Jewel Kruckman, hospital and Peg Bloom, moved to a Nursing Home.
Entertainment this Friday will be Ambassadors of Grace Gospel Show, cost is $3.00 pp, Potluck before the entertainment.
Thursday movie is "Ground Hog Day"
Serving French toast this Saturday for breakfast, chaired by Ron and Kathy McAuley.
That's all the news for now!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb. 2nd newsletter


RVE CLUB MEETING Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Began meeting with Pledge of Allegiance, singing of “God Bless America” & closed with club song.
Invocation – Marge Reishus - “Life Never Gets Old” & prayer
Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague
Treasurer Report – John Geer
Veteran's Dinner chair Linda Palmero thanked all who helped & attended. She presented a recognition award plaque to our manager. Linda said the event donated $50 to ROTC Club and over $1600 to Purple Heart. Treasurer John Geer moved we up Purple Heart donation to $2000, carried. If you have not received your Vietnam Veterans certificate, stop by #49, Irene Quail to pick it up. The Veteran's Dinner is an important event and we are in need of someone to chair next season. Will YOU step up?
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis reported rent rate increase. Due to parking problems on Monday & Friday evenings when many outsiders come to our park, he asked that we refrain from parking golf carts on north of hall to leave room for visitors. He will talk to owner Walter Piper this week concerning questions on size of pets allowed in park & whether to change to different propane carrier. Website for Rio Valley Estates is riovalleyestates.com
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Donna Gabbert's blog is www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com
Properties report was by Clyde Read, who said they continue to search for counter top options. This will be completed during the summer as kitchen is busy during winter season. Some items mentioned included installing larger sink on north end; suggestion committee contact Leisure World as to who did their work & where repairs purchased; possible replacement of kitchen floor; possibility of cleaning lady coming oftener to clean floor. Board members: Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – John Geer, Charlotte Therrien, Marge Rexroad.
A thank you letter was read from Weslaco Crime Stoppers.
All are invited to attend Monday dances. Last week 52 attended; there is room for 168!! Tonight Diego plays. Chair Ron Talbert says the committee relies on volunteers; let Ron know if you can help. Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost $5 pp. Free popcorn. Setups available.
Donna Perkins does the greeting cards until end of April. You may sign these in office area. Her phone number is 817-371-9730. If you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member, contact her. Cards this week went to: Doug Jass, surgery; Doug/Sandy Novak, death of her father; family of Betty Pontis upon her death. A card is going up for Bruce/Billie Wells for you to sign.
Last Friday we enjoyed Freddie & Sheila. Chair Brock Laing announced this week Kenny Hess will be here. He is the newest inductee to Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Cost is $6 pp.
Come at 5 p.m. each Friday for potluck. Bring a dish to share plus table service. You'll be finished in time for the show.
Brock believes he has “trishadecaphobia” (Friday the 13th phobia?) & informed us the rescheduled Feb. 13 show has now cancelled. He checked with Gospel Show “Ambassadors of Grace” that was to entertain on the 15th .. and they will now come on the 13th instead. Cost will be $3 pp. Is this getting complicated, Brock? Thanks to Brock for lining up these awesome entertainment shows this season!
Brock thanked Paul Sprague for sticking around until the bitter end of the Super Bowl and presented him with a small “game ball”.
Thursday FREE movie is a romantic comedy, “Letters to Juliet”.
Ross & Kathy McAuley are chairing Saturday breakfasts in Feb. Come between 7 and 8:30 a.m. for a great way to start your day.
Mark & Betty Wieners who chaired Jan. breakfasts thank Al & Jewel, Dale & Liz, Dean & Millie, George & Dorothy, Ron, Dave & Jack for helping in January.
DID THE GROUND HOG SEE HIS SHADOW?
SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER?
Upcoming Events:
Feb. 4 – IA Dinner, Friendship Hall, noon potluck, Goodwins chair
Feb. 8 – Park BBQ, 5 p.m. Bring meat to grill & potluck
Feb. 9-13 – Olympics 2015, Bob Kerkau chairs (we host 500 Feb. 10)
Feb. 12 – Craft Show, 8-noon, Mary Norby chairs, set up on 11th
Feb. 15 – Anniversary-Birthday Celebration, Friendship Hall, 2 p.m.
Feb. 15 – Gospel Show with Ambassadors of Grace, 5 p.m.
Feb. 16 - Memorial Service for residents we lost this past year, 9 a.m.
Feb. 17 – Stroke Prevention, 12-5 p.m. .. behind stage
Feb. 17 – Mardi Gras, 5 p.m., $7 pp, Gordon-Joyce Amos chair
Feb. 20 – Flea Market, 8-noon, Lucy Johnson chairs
Feb. 22 – NASCAR Daytona 500 Race Party, gates open at 11 a.m.
Feb. 23 – Memorial Service for Dorie Rosendahl, 11 a.m.
Feb. 27 – D. Allquist at hall, goes over wellness screening, 1-3 p.m.

If you wish something printed in newsletter, please give written note to editor at meeting or Lot #103.
Dave Johnson has the park directories completed. Thanks to him as this is quite a job. You can purchase these for $1.50 at Monday meetings or from Dave at #93 or Sharon Sprague, #244.
Write any address/phone/lot changes on sheet in back of hall. No changes this week.
All residents are invited to Thursday breakfasts, 8 a.m. at Fiesta Tex-Mex (this is weekly get-together).
Olympics 2015 .. Winners check board in hall for time/place for your event, says Bob Kerkau, #280. Bob will be picking up cookies next Monday at 4 p.m. for the 500 competition that we host on Tuesday, the 10th. Looking for a man to fill in for 500! Contact Bob.
Iowa Dinner with Goodwins & Rickes chairing is this Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon. They are charging $1 this year, looking for door prize donations. There is a sign up sheet back of hall. This is potluck, bring own table service.
Come for ice cream Sunday afternoon says Marilyn Loutzenhiser. This week enjoy root beer & strawberry floats.
Nancy Argo said the Sunday night BBQ will be this coming Sunday, the 7th. They are wanting a good crowd. If not enough interest, may discontinue this monthly BBQ. Grills will be ready & hot at 4:30, plan to eat at 5 .. come early. Bring dish to share & table service. You may grill your own meat or Denny will grill for you.
Mary Norby reports Feb. 12 Craft Sale tables are sold out! Sharon Sprague chairs kitchen; pie bakers may sign up on sheet back of hall. Any questions, Mary (on cruise) says to contact Sue McLaughlin 816-797-7762.
Anniversary-Birthday Celebration is Feb. 15, 2 p.m. There is sign up sheet if you plan to attend, so committee can determine amount of food needed. Being honored for special anniversaries are .. 50th - Ed/Charilyn Hover, Jerry/Judy Nordquist, Gary/Jan Philipp, Don/Marilyn Swim, Hector/Charlotte Therrien, Ed/Donna Buck, Ron/Marieanne Bezo, Marvin/Mary Weeder. 60th - Bob/Diane Griffin, Art/Peg Bloom, Harry/Juanita Fisher. 70th – Raymond/Margaret Davis.
Each year we hold a Memorial Service to remember residents, we've lost this past season. See list of names in pool room. If you notice a name is missing, please let chairperson know. This will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the Feb. 16th meeting. Chairing memorial is Tom Cassidy.
Remember the fun you had at Mardi Gras? Attend this year's on Feb. 17, chaired by Joyce-Gordon Amos, tickets, $7. They will sell entire table or individual tickets. Only a few tables remain. Contact Sally Hejlik at #254. When you purchase ticket, indicate if you wish chicken creole or shrimp creole. Prizes for best dressed man/woman, best decorated tables. Save room on table for 2 appetizer trays. A King & Queen will be named.
Stroke Prevention tests are Feb. 17, 12-5 p.m. behind stage area. Stewart Donovan will be at Feb. 9 morning meeting to speak about this.
Lucy Johnson chairs Flea Market Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to noon. Reserve your table from Lucy, #93, $2 ea.
Donna Granath & Ron Zoeller are announcing the NASCAR Daytona 500 Race party will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, with gates to open at 11 a.m. Admission is free; come & watch the race on our big screen. Hamburgers & hot dogs may be purchased. You are welcome to bring a dessert to share. Wear your favorite shirt.
Nancy Argo announced a Memorial Service to remember Dorie Rosendahl will be held Feb. 23, 11 a.m. after meeting. They will have finger sandwiches & cookies .. and encourage anyone to bring flowers to display in her memory.
Note change in date .. Dave Almquist will return 9:30-11 on Feb. 27 to explain results from Wellness Testing. Rita Sutherland distributed result sheets at morning meeting.
Ladies .. plan to attend or participate in the ROPA Style Show on March 12, 1 p.m. According to chair Judy Shively, $1 will be paid at the door. You can model ANY item, not just ROPA. It could be something from garage or yard sale, anything you purchased “cheap”. Theme is “Hats” and there will be a prize for best hat.
Don't forget Happy Hour at Friendship Hall every Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Bring snacks to share plus your choice of beverage.

Thoughts from a Classmate Friend ..
I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one so am wearing my garage door opener.
I also made a cover for my hearing aid & now have what they call “blue teeth”, I think.
I was thinking about old age, decided old age is when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.
I've got that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is falling into your drawers.
Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an emergency. I think you should write “an ambulance”.
I was thinking about how people read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me, they were cramming for their finals. As for me, I'm just hoping God grades on the curve.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
Did you ever notice the Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL?
Did you ever notice when you put the words “The” & “IRS” together it spells “Theirs”?
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Ah! Being young is beautiful but being old is comfortable.

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!    

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Newsletter


RVE CLUB MEETING Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. Began meeting with Pledge of Allegiance, singing of “God Bless America” & closed with club song. John Geer tells us Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America” & it was first sung by Kate Smith.
Invocation – Ron Werstein
Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague
Treasurer Report – John Geer
We welcomed new arrivals and new residents to the park.
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis is searching for a “citrus bandit” in our park. Keep your eyes open, let him know if you see someone helping themselves to others' fruit trees. That is STEALING! Website for Rio Valley Estates is riovalleyestates.com
Harris & Patty Shellito provided donuts this morning. This was done in appreciation of what folks do for them. Thanks!
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Donna Gabbert's blog is www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com
Properties report was by Ron Zoeller, who said they continue looking at kitchen counter top options. Stainless steel is costly. We need to keep heat from roasters off counter top; maybe something could be on bottom of roasters? He reminded us to make sure all trash containers are emptied following an event. Two bent folding chairs were thrown out. Opinion of favorite type chairs (old folding type or new chairs) was divided. Board members: Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran, Ron Zoeller; Finance – John Geer, Charlotte Therrien, Marge Rexroad.
Monday dances have begun. We encourage residents to attend. Tonight Jim Staton plays. Chair Ron Talbert says if you wish to sit with your friends, come reserve a table in the afternoon. They had biggest crowd last week with 122. The dance committee relies on volunteers so let Ron know if you can help. Dave & Kathy Cochran have taken charge of tonight's dance. There are 10 dances this season with these bands alternating .. Diego, Hired Hands, Country Roland Jr. Band, Staton. Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost $5 pp. Free popcorn. Setups available.
Donna Perkins does the greeting cards until end of April. You may sign these in office area. Her phone number is 817-371-9730. If you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member, contact her. Cards this week went to Mac Donovan, hospitalization; Arlene Lykken, shoulder surgery; Gary Philipp, moved from hospital to Renaussance rehab; Betty Aderton, hospitalization. A report on Gary was that he has four hours of physical & occcupational therapy every day. Since this really leaves him tired, it is suggested you call Jan prior to visiting. Weekends might be best time to visit.
Last Friday 150 enjoyed Patrick & Tracy with a wide variety of music & comedy. Chair Brock Laing announced this week Freddie & Sheila will be here with an energetic concert of world class guitar picking & fantastic singing plus lots of humor. This married duo performs in the RGV each January before moving on to Arizona & California as they've done the past 13 years! Cost is $5 pp.
Come at 5 p.m. each Friday for potluck. Bring a dish to share plus table service. You'll be finished in time for the show.
Thursday FREE movie is “The Grand Seduction” NOT XXXrated!
Thanks to Mark & Betty Wieners & crew for Saturday morning breakfasts in January. February Ron & Kathy McAuley will chair.
Election of officers for Feb.-March was held. Judy Nordquist will remain chairperson. Carolyn Thomsen elected vice chair.
Heard of a couple birthdays. Happy Birthday to Bev Telfor and Jack Havertape. Believe they're both 39 again!

Upcoming Events:
Jan. 28 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 28 – Vet's Dinner, program begins at noon
Jan. 29 – Kansas Day lunch, Lin's, 11:30 a.m., sign up sheet in hall
Feb. 1 – Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m. Bring snacks to share.
Feb. 4 – Iowa Dinner, Friendship Hall, noon potluck, Goodwins chair
Feb. 9-13 – Olympics 2015, Bob Kerkau chairs (we host 500 Feb. 10)
Feb. 12 – Craft Show, 8-noon, Mary Norby chairs, set up on 11th
Feb. 15 – Anniversary-Birthday Celebration, Friendship Hall, 2 p.m.
Feb. 15 – Gospel Show with Ambassadors of Grace, 5 p.m.
Feb. 16 - Memorial Service for residents we lost this past year, 9 a.m.
Feb. 17 – Stroke Prevention, 12-5 p.m. .. behind stage
Feb. 17 – Mardi Gras, 5 p.m., $7 pp, Gordon-Joyce Amos chair
Feb. 20 – Flea Market, 8-noon, Lucy Johnson chairs
Feb. 22 – NASCAR Daytona 500 Race Party, gates open at 11 a.m.
Feb. 23 – Memorial Service for Dorie Rosendahl, 11 a.m.
Feb. 27 – D. Allquist at hall, goes over wellness screening, 1-3 p.m.

Chair Judy requested that if you remove decorations, please put them back the way you found them. The ladies who decorate our hall do a fantastic job.
If you wish something printed in newsletter, please give written note to editor at meeting or Lot #103. Just about the time we think things are slowing down, it seems to pick up again. ANYONE who thinks life is boring down here in The Valley isn't looking very hard!
Dave Johnson announced he's taking directory to McAllen for printing this week. These will be sold at next Monday's meeting, $1.50 each.
Write any address/phone/lot changes on sheet in back of hall. This week ..
Bernard/Sandra Michael #J-9 402-796-2282 & 419-8503
10200 N.W.140th, Pleasant Dale, NE 68423
Marvin/Mary Weeder #J-6 402-920-3678 & 920-0540
36877 445 Ave., Genoa 68640 (not legible ??!!)
Marilyn Loutzenhiser announces no ice cream next Sunday due to Super Bowl party. Plan to come the following Sunday afternoon, 2:30 p.m.
All residents are invited to Thursday breakfasts, 8 a.m. at Fiesta Tex-Mex (this is weekly get-together).
Linda Palermo/Clyde Read, #155, chair Vet's Dinner to be held this Wed. noon, open to all vets & spouses, vet's widows or widowers, significant others, Canadian veterans. The silent auction & raffle ticket sales closed this morning. Consider this your donation to the Purple Heart Association. Program begins at noon. You don't need to bring table service. Decorating committee meets in hall Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Non-Veterans .. you are invited to come to Peter Piper Pizza on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. for the Park Pizza Party. Chairing this are Rickes & Goodwins. Wear your name tag.
Kansas Day Lunch is Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. at Lin's. There is sign up sheet in back of the hall.
Plan to attend the February 1 Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m. Bring snacks. Hot dogs will be sold.
For those who don't want to watch football, join others for Karaoke at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Telfors, Lot #208.
Olympics 2015 .. everyone who tried out for an event, come to office Feb. 2, after meeting (until noon) for a T-shirt, cap or mug. Winners check board in hall for time/place for your event, says Bob Kerkau, #280.
Iowa Dinner with Goodwins & Rickes chairing is Feb. 4, noon. They are charging $1 this year, looking for door prize donations. There is a sign up sheet back of hall. This is potluck, bring own table service. Tickets at Mon. meeting or Lot #28 or #72.
Mary Norby says Feb. 12 Craft Sale tables are sold out! Sharon Sprague chairs the kitchen; is asking for pie bakers. Volunteer on sign up sheet back of hall.
Anniversary-Birthday Celebration is Feb. 15, 2 p.m. There is sign up sheet if you plan to attend, so committee can determine amount of food needed.
Each year we hold a Memorial Service to remember residents, we've lost this past season. See list of names in pool room. If you notice a name is missing, please let chairperson know. This will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the Feb. 16th meeting.
Remember the fun you had at Mardi Gras? Attend this year's on Feb. 17, chaired by Joyce-Gordon Amos, tickets, $7 pp. They will sell entire table or individual tickets until next Monday. When you purchase ticket you need to indicate if you wish chicken creole or shrimp creole. Prizes for best dressed man/woman and best decorated tables. You need to save room on table for 2 appetizer trays. A King & Queen will be named.
Stroke Prevention tests are Feb. 17, 12-5 p.m. behind stage area. Stewart Donovan will be at Feb. 9 morning meeting to speak about this.
Lucy Johnson chairs Flea Market Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to noon. Reserve your table from Lucy, #93, $2 ea.
Donna Granath & Ron Zoeller are announcing a NASCAR Daytona 500 Race party will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, with gates to open at 11 a.m. Admission is free; come & watch the race on our big screen. Hamburgers & hot dogs may be purchased. More details next week.
Nancy Argo announced a Memorial Service to remember Dorie Rosendahl will be held Feb. 23, 11 a.m. after meeting. They will have finger sandwiches & cookies .. and encourage anyone to bring flowers to display in her memory.
Note change in date .. Dave Almquist will return 9:30-11 on Feb. 27 with results from Wellness Testing.
Don't forget Happy Hour at Friendship Hall every Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Bring snacks to share plus your choice of beverage.
Looking to next season Ken Barnhart announced the 2016 Sock Hop will be Jan. 28 with “Homecoming” the theme. He thanked his committee, kitchen crew .. and most of all YOU folks who made it a great party.
A thank you to Hector & Charlotte Therrien who chaired the Bean Feed last Wed. Hector announced next year's feed will be Jan. 21, 2016 with Dick & Maxine Topel to chair it.

A couple jokes for you ..
One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?” “It depends,” I replied. “What does it say on your shirt?” He yelled back, “University of Oklahoma.” And they say blondes are dumb!!

It's just too hot to wear clothes today,” Jack said as he stepped out of the shower, “Honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?” “Probably that I married you for your money,” she replied.

Maybe some question & answer jokes ..
How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it.
How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way.
What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho Cheese.
What's the biggest gripe of retirees? There is not enough time to get everything done.
Why don't retirees mind being called “seniors”? The term comes with a 10% discount.
Why do retirees count pennies? They are the only ones who have the time.
What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire? Answer: IDIOT